Infectious Diseases, Air and Space Travel

8 March 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society


The recent outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has highlighted the difficulties associated with transporting patients with highly infectious diseases by air. In addition, the changes in microbial virulence and physiological immunity in microgravity, which are of concern to extended-duration space missions, can also reveal new mechanisms and potential interventions for combating infections. 

This symposium will bring together civilian and military experts from the aerospace and public health communities to discuss these issues. There will be speakers from Public Health England, the National Health Service, the Civil Aviation Authority, British Airways, and the Royal Air Force Centre of Aviation Medicine.

A diverse range of topics will be covered, including the challenges posed by EVD, HIV and TB. There will be a focus on the policies and procedures, staff and equipment as well as hazards and risks involved in transporting infectious patients by air.

To view the programme, click here.

Delegates will be able to claim CPD points for attending this event.


Non-Member: £195.00 + VAT

RAeS Corporate Partner (incl Armed Forces): £175.00 + VAT

RAeS Member: £155.00 + VAT

RAeS Baseline Member: £105 + VAT


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